Season (Adult / Immature):
National Status: Common
Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.
Local Record: Grade 1 See here for explanation
Flight time: One generation, Mar-May.
Foodplant: Dog-rose other wild rose.
|Year first recorded||1956||1999||1956|
|Year last recorded||2011||2010||2011|
|Number of records||475||12||974|
|Number of individuals||854||14||1736|
For the region, we have a total of 974 records from 182 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1956.
For further information refer UK Moths.
Davey, P., 2009: A species found over much of southern Britain, but more local further north, the larva feeding on wild rose (Rosa canina). In Dorset, the moth is common in scrub and hedgerow habitat wherever the foodplant occurs.